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Had a fall, applying voltarol cream, pain still remains. Recommendations?

hi i had a fall monday last, i put my hands out to break the fall and hit the wall very hard. im 62 and have c o p d asthma , the pain is cronic the doctor gave me codene tablets and thats it. i have booked a xray for tuesday after the holiday as they arnt open over easter, but was told to go to a&e if i get worse.. im in terrible pain and we are using voltarol cream but nothing takes the pain away. carnt lie down the pain is unberable.
Asked On : Mon, 1 Apr 2013
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It is very likely due to persistant pain that you may have suffered a fracture. If you have associated symptoms such as swelling, loss of mobility or disfiguration, it further raises suspicion of a fracture.

The best thing to do would be to visit the A and E so that an X ray can be taken and it may also require reduction by manipulation and immobilisation in a sling or a cast which may reduce your pain.

You may also be given other pain killers for your pain.
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